Beer garden, coffee shop, retail and more coming to Mooresville mill

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A number of tenants have signed on to the multimillion-dollar Merino Mill project in Mooresville.

Owner Michal Bay bought the mill — formerly Burlington Mill — for $500,000 in 2008. It sits on a 42-acre parcel, just off Main Street. He’s working to transform the 1.1 million-square-foot mill into a hub for office and retail.

“A lot of exciting things are happening,” Bay says. “I see it as taking care of this building.”

Among the new tenants are a coffee shop, holistic wellness center, home goods store, additional office tenants and two film companies.

Plans are to develop the remaining square footage in 2022. That includes a building that will become a Munich-style beer garden and another that will become an event center, for everything from conferences to weddings.

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